I've got a whole city to hold down

July 11, 2005

Down on the farm

Farm Aid 2005 will be announced at a Grant Park news conference today. The event is set for September 18 at Tweeter Center in Tinley Park.

Greg Kot:
[Headliners will include] festival mainstays Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson and Dave Matthews.

In an interview Saturday, Mellencamp also said that at least one other band has already been confirmed for the lineup. "Wilco is playing," he said.

Tickets for the annual concert, which has helped Farm Aid raise $27 million for family farms, will go on sale July 30 at a still-to-be-determined price. More performers are expected to be announced in coming weeks.
No further details on the Farm Aid site yet.